We call this Everyday oatmeal in our house because we eat this almost every day. It's quick and easy and full of good stuff. It's loaded with fibre, carbs, protein and with the nuts in there, a bit of healthy fat - it's a perfectly balanced breakfast meal, You can even take this oatmeal with you and make it anywhere you can get boiling water. Just pop the oats and good stuff into a container and off you go! I take this with me to work on the airplane all of the time. And starting off your day with a great cereal like this will kick start your day and keep you going. Bonus - you can make this for the whole family for $1! It's healthy, delicious and easy on the wallet!
1/3 cup quick oats
1 Tbsp flax meal
Put all of the ingredients in a bowl (container) and add 2/3 cup of boiling water and cover. The oatmeal will be ready in less than 5 minutes, uncover and enjoy! Top
with sliced fruit like these strawberries or bananas or fresh berries, whatever you have on hand! You can experiment with the amount of water you add, some people like their oatmeal thick and some like it a little thin.
Quick oats are perfect for everyday oatmeal because you don't have to cook them on the stove top. Bonus - no sticky pot to clean! Now, I'm not knocking your Granny's porridge but these quick oats cooked this way won't leave you with gooey oats, they're actually a bit toothy in the way that pasta is al dente. But if you prefer the texture of porridge just pop it in the microwave as per the directions on the package. This oatmeal is great for busy mornings and breakfast on the go!
Oh - and those of you with a sweet tooth, you'll notice that I don't add any sugar, I find that the raisins and cranberries add the perfect amount of sweetness, but you can add a tsp of brown sugar if you'd like!
Wife, mother and pilot, with a passion for good food.